Tag: racket
Macedonia 14.03.20 | 08:42

Nikoloski estimates that Zaev and the SDSM party extorted 20 million EUR over the past years

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski put the estimate of the money the ruling SDSM party extorted from businessmen in the past three years at 20 million EUR. SDSM officials and their accomplices are suspected and charged of racketeering, even though state prosecutors are trying to limit the...

Macedonia 13.03.20 | 11:34

Janeva also had a payment from the Government on her transaction account

Katica Janeva’s defense began with the presentation of material evidence. Today’s “Racket” hearing first aired a 1TV talk show in which Janeva’ talks about the house arrest measure. She considered the house arrest measure to be less determined if the suspects cooperated...

Macedonia 06.03.20 | 15:23

Boki 13 tries to show that his lavish lifestyle was not funded with proceeds from racketeering

During the Racket trial, the defense today submitted evidence that Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 had received significant funds from friends, as inheritance, or as restitution of property seized by the Communist regime. This was meant to show that his lavish lifestyle was not the result of racketeering. Boki...

Macedonia 06.03.20 | 13:21

Racket trial: Marina Tucakovic’s husband testified that he was giving money to Boki 13

During the Racket trial, the court heard from Aleksandar Radulovic, a friend of defendant Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13. Radulovic testified that he gave Boki 13 150.000 EUR to purchase clothes from Milan for his wife, famous Serbian song-writer Marina Tucakovic, as well as a very expensive drug...

Macedonia 06.03.20 | 10:52

Racket trial continues substance free, with another character witnesses called up by Boki 13

The Racket trial is set to continue today, with the defense calling up Aleksandar Radulovic, the husband of Serbian song writer Marina Tucakovic. It’s believed that Radulovic will be another of the character witnesses who are meant to show one of the suspects, Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13,...

Macedonia 05.03.20 | 13:07

Racket trial turns into a soap opera, as prosecutors seem determined to avoid investigating the case in full

The Racket trial turned into a reality show, as the prosecutors avoid asking the fundamental question – where did the money go. The case has former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva and her showman friend Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 charged with extorting 1.5 million EUR from businessman Jordan...

Macedonia 04.03.20 | 21:04

Frosina Remenski openly points at Radmila Sekerinska and her involvement in the Racket scandal

Deputy Parliament Speaker Frosina Remenski, who is also a top SDSM party official, launched an open assault on party Vice President Radmila Sekerinska, over her involvement in the Racket scandal. Remenski is the only SDSM official to be charged in the sprawling racketeering scandal so far. Remenski feels...

Macedonia 03.03.20 | 09:43

“Racket” trial resumes, Pandelevski and Varoslija set to testify

The “Racket” case trial resumes Tuesday. Dejan Pandelevski and stylist Sergej Varoslija are set to appear as Bojan Jovanovski’s witnesses. Pandelevski was due to testify last week but was on a business trip. The list of witnesses is long and Vladimir Todorovic as well as Futa Radulovic,...

Macedonia 28.02.20 | 20:12

I don’t remember, Zaev says when asked when and how he reported the Racket scandal to state prosecutors

Zoran Zaev said that he doesn’t remember whether he signed a report when he allegedly went to state prosecutors to ask them to investigate the Racket scandal. Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski pressed him on the issue given Zaev’s repeated boasts that he is not a crook in this case but...

Macedonia 28.02.20 | 12:26

Boki 13’s family offers 150,000-euro guarantee that he will not escape

Bojan Jovanovski’s defense at Friday’s “Racket” hearing said 150,000 euros were offered to release him from detention. Boki’s family offers a house that costs 100,000 euros and a bar worth 50,000 euros. His lawyer Sasko Dukoski said the reason why he should be released from...

Macedonia 27.02.20 | 11:57

Boki 13 remains in detention

The trial chamber ruled on Bojan Jovanovski’s request for house arrest. Judge Vaska Nikolovska Masevska stated that she is not accepting it and that the conditions for his release were not fulfilled. The court finds that insufficient evidence has been provided about the medical care he needed and...

Macedonia 27.02.20 | 10:20

Ruskovska claims “Racket” money ended up with Boki 13 and 1TV

Chief prosecutor Vilma Ruskovska believes the money from the Louis Vuitton bag ended up in 1TV and the journalists who worked there. Asked during a talk show on Alfa TV where the million-dollar bag taken from Orce Kamchev ended, the prosecutor in charge of the “Racket” case answered with...

Macedonia 24.02.20 | 23:20

Katica Janeva and Bojan Jovanovski alone couldn’t have extorted money from businessmen without government support

In an interview with Alfa TV, Antonio Milososki said that Katica Janeva and Bojan Jovanovski alone could not have extorted money from businessmen without government support. I think that Katica Janeva and Bojan Jovanovski, both as couples have no personal or institutional capacity to extort money from...

Macedonia 23.02.20 | 14:01

Is the new “bomb” linking Zaev to the “Racket” case

The “bomb” released today by MP Antonio Milososki caused a storm of reactions. Some say people are questioned by the police for a few hours for such thing. As Milososki said this is an audio bomb of high public interest, delivered by a whistleblower, which allegedly features the voice of...

Macedonia 22.02.20 | 11:04

VMRO-DPMNE: Zaev runs the SDSM criminal racketeering gang

Zoran Zaev is in charge of the SDSM criminal racketeering gang. Fake news, manipulation and ridiculous excuses cannot suppress the truth about “Racket”, which is that Janeva and Kiceec have extorted money from about 10 Macedonian businessmen in amounts exceeding 20m euros. They were under...

Macedonia 21.02.20 | 16:45

Mickoski: Prosecutors don’t dare interrogate Zaev, police agents turn their cameras off when Janeva goes to his villa

The entire public realizes that Zoran Zaev had a close relationship with former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva. Zaev was also close with a media owner (Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13) and was so direct with him to inquire how he funds his business, said VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski. The...

Macedonia 21.02.20 | 09:33

Tapes of Zaev’s involvement in “Racket” will not be used as evidence under the new PPO law

Everything we heard about Zaev and his involvement in the “Racket” case with the new PPO law will not be used as evidence, VMRO-DPMNE Secretary-General Igor Janusev said on TV 21’s “Click Plus” show. All the conversations that came out and are still coming out in the public,...

Macedonia 20.02.20 | 17:24

Racket trial: Janeva will ask most of the former SPO staff to testify on her behalf

During the Racket trial hearing, the defense began calling out witnesses and presented its plan for the coming days. The first witness was Vasil Dimiskov, brother of judge Vesna Dimiskova, and in the coming days the court will hear from businessmen Vladimir Todorovic and Dejan Pandeleski. Disgraced former...

Macedonia 20.02.20 | 12:19

Boki: If I acted like Kiceec or if I said Katica was guilty I would have been released

Defendant Bojan Jovanovski at the end of his address to the trial chamber said it would have been different if he had said something about the others in the case. If I acted like Zoran Milevski or if I said that Katica was guilty or that Remenski was taking money maybe they would have released me, Jovanovski...

Macedonia 20.02.20 | 11:55

Ruskoska to Boki: This is a courtroom, not a theater stage!

Prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska and Bojan Jovanovski had a heated exchange over whether he should be released from detention. Boki begged the court for a milder measure, saying that he would not run away and that he must think of his health. This is a courtroom, not a theater stage, the prosecutor told him....

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